WICC radio host fired

Longtime WICC-AM radio personality John LaBarca, who hosted the station's popular weekday early morning show and Sunday's Italian House Party for many years, was fired Thursday. Full Story
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wendy

United States

#1 Dec 14, 2007
i wil not listen to wicc anymore.JLB is wicc
Connecticut Sam

United States

#2 Dec 14, 2007
Wendy: I agree with you. I will not listen to wicc anymore. Come to think of it. I don't listen to it any way. Best of Luck to JLP.
Mary Lou

AOL

#3 Dec 14, 2007
I am appalled that WICC has fired the best radio host they had. I can think of 2 other hosts that deserve to be fired from WICC, not John. I will no longer tune into WICC either. I will miss JLB & Tim in the morning. I now will listen to 92.5.
djc

Durham, CT

#4 Dec 14, 2007
I agree, WICC has made a "huge" mistake. This was one radio show you could listen to and take something away from it. The Sunday show was a huge hit in our house "John made you feel like family". John was the "heart and soul" and will truly be missed. I wish the best of luck to John and his family members, Jack, Shannon, Elizabeth will be there to support him 110% in his future. Remember "when one door closes another one opens", God Bless you John.
a bird feeder

Little Falls, NJ

#5 Dec 15, 2007
wwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaa
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa

its time for a change anyway the show is bias to italians.... and while they are fiering people get rid of that knuckle head in the morning with his gay antics and sexuall inuendas double ontondras makes me sick ask the weather guy he is subject to it all the time i should send a letter to the fcc
a bird feeder

Little Falls, NJ

#6 Dec 15, 2007
has anyone seen tiny marco lately?
Helen Deak

Gyula, Hungary

#7 Dec 15, 2007
I just moved back to my home country, Hungary, after 30 years. But WICC end John Labarcca was one of my faorite shows an air. ever sence I am living in Budapest, I lessoned to tha station, because of John. No more.
Why everiting good has to and so agly?

Helen Deak, Budapest
a bird feeder

Little Falls, NJ

#8 Dec 15, 2007
Helen Deak wrote:
I just moved back to my home country, Hungary, after 30 years. But WICC end John Labarcca was one of my faorite shows an air. ever sence I am living in Budapest, I lessoned to tha station, because of John. No more.
Why everiting good has to and so agly?
Helen Deak, Budapest
helen now you can foucus on the rice fields and the sound of a ricshaw
Buzz

Meriden, CT

#9 Dec 15, 2007
Tony Reno is a nice guy, and I'm happy for him. But LaBarca deserved better. However, I'm not surprised because WICC has a long history of axing its personalities. The late Walt Devanis usually predicted the weather much better than his TV counterparts; the loss of Morgan Kaolian left a hole which is still not filled. Personally, I stopped listening to the station some years ago; I think years of the rash personnel canning acts by the station has alienated thousands like me. Too bad: it used to be a good station.
Tim

Southbury, CT

#10 Dec 15, 2007
a bird feeder wrote:
wwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaa
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa
its time for a change anyway the show is bias to italians.... and while they are fiering people get rid of that knuckle head in the morning with his gay antics and sexuall inuendas double ontondras makes me sick ask the weather guy he is subject to it all the time i should send a letter to the fcc
I hope when you write to the FCC, you get a dictionary or use spell check. Better yet, have someone who speaks coherently write it for you.
Tim

Southbury, CT

#11 Dec 15, 2007
a bird feeder wrote:
<quoted text>helen now you can foucus on the rice fields and the sound of a ricshaw
Better take a geography course too!
Oliver

Newtown, CT

#13 Dec 15, 2007
I wish JLB well but it's about time WICC got someone on in the morning that will spend a minute or two preparing for the show. JLB's idea of a show was patting himself on the back for working the controls and miscelaneous inane comments. PREPARE something; don't rely on talking about how much weight you lost; or having captive listeners because there's no other place to get school delay information. Congratulations WICC, a change is overdue. JLB, good luck.
Upset

Norwalk, CT

#15 Dec 15, 2007
WICC is really heartless and I for one, will miss him terribly. When I listened yesterday and he was not on, I thought he was sick or just had a day off. Everything is always about money, and no one really cares what people want or like. WICC you really stink!
Bob

Bridgeport, CT

#16 Dec 15, 2007
I absolutely agree with you Oliver. Iy was way over due to get rid of JLB. Now get rid Bill the weather man and the station will be greatly improved. I just want to know why they didn't move Brian Smith to the am show.
Pete

Port Chester, NY

#17 Dec 15, 2007
My wife and I couldn't believe it when we heard it.We will truly miss him esp.THE ITALIAN HOUSE PARTY,IT REALLY TOUCHED HOME and brought back so many memories of a kinder and gentle time.Best of luck JLB and Merry Christmas Sundays will never be the same until you are on again.
Judy Kolesar

Newark, NJ

#18 Dec 15, 2007
I think the firing of John LaBarca is just horrible. I listen to WICC every morning driving to Meriden from Stratford. He is a very kind individual, was very informative and an icon of WICC. Big mistake, huge.
anonymous

Middletown, CT

#19 Dec 15, 2007
Maybe it was time and the right decision, not for me to decide but man does anyone have a heart anymore, timing people, timing is everything. Couldn't you have waited a week and a half?
lets see

Madison, CT

#21 Dec 15, 2007
That show was terrible.
Joe

Stevenson, CT

#24 Dec 15, 2007
WICC is a joke !!!
John, this is the best thing that can happen to you. Their lost is now your gain... Take advantage of it !! Go back to your roots in NYC and land a gig there. Your certainly have the talent to do so. "Your hometown station" has let you down. BTW, WICC, why don't you mention something,anything about the Soundtigers... Don't even mention the score of their games played, no less broadcast their games.
John, All the best... you will be missed.
kathie

Pompano Beach, FL

#25 Dec 15, 2007
I was so happy when Wicc went live online as I was able to listen to John and the Italian House Party. I will never listen to Wicc again. I wanted to buy a cd with the song I have an angel in heaven but now can't. John made wicc he will be missed. John come to Florida I am sure you can find a radio station here that would love to get you.Good luck John and keep your head up, god will help you.

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